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Ministry disburses Rp 1.2t for labor intensive program

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, February 27, 2018   /   03:05 pm
Ministry disburses Rp 1.2t for labor intensive program Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi. (Antara/Wahyu Putro A)

The Transportation Ministry has allocated Rp 1.2 trillion (US$87.8 million) for labor intensive programs in a number of locations.

With the fund, the ministry aimed to employ about 70,000 unskilled workers, said Transportation Minister Budi Karya Sumadi in Jakarta on Monday.

He said the labor intensive jobs under the ministry would be in areas near 153 airports across Indonesia.

“The jobs include painting and cleaning the airplanes” he said on Saturday, as quoted by kompas.com, adding that the ministry had recruited people who lived nearby the airports.

At Budiarto Curug Airport in Tangerang, Banten, people are employed to do various jobs including planting trees around the airport, cleaning the airport's fence and assisting in renovation works at the airports.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo introduced the labor intensive program last year in an attempt to help unskilled people find work. Several other ministries were also directed to provide local people with jobs.     

The Public Works and Housing Ministry for example, invited local people in Waimital village in Seram, Maluku province, to be involved in the construction of irrigation projects and road developments (roi/bbn).